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arrested. hear what he's accused of doing and what the victim is saying about it. hard at work, but police say they aren't construction criminals. they're caught in plain sight. expect a cold breezy day. it's 4:00 a.m. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with a look at the temperatures and whether we'll get sunshine zbhood morning, tracy. we're going to get sunshine, but
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it's going to get lower through the day. a northwesterly cooling wind but a drying wind. don't worry about fog or wet weather this morning. 33 in philadelphia, just below freezing in wilmington and trenton with some 20s north and west. a cold start and a chill can day. sunshine right at 9:00 will stay steady in the temperature department. by lunchtime, the wind out of the west and northwest at 14 miles an hour. we'll go through the fravgts neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. right now jessica boyington watching the expressway. jessica. >> >> we're watching t ting the schuylkill expressway. no problems there. we're going over to new jersey. an overturned vehicle on route 140 around taylors lain.
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you'll be fine. no big backup because there's not a lot of cars in the roadway. here's one on vineland. an earlier accident happened at 1:00 in the morning. an accident investigation is under way. the area is closed. tracy. it's 4:02. only on nbc 10 this morning, a man who says he was beaten by a philadelphia police officer says exactly what happened. drew smith is outside the police department. >> reporter: he was involved in a shoot-out back in 2010. his name is adam o'donnell. police say he was involved of something much different. he's accused of kicking a man in the leg, breaking it on both sides. he spoke about what he said happened to him. after he could. stand, the detective put life in
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the back of the police car and droesh him to random road sai. life continues to walk with a limp and it's affected his personal life. he was never charged or arrested for a crime. >> i'm still boggled on why it was done, period, why did it happen in the first place. i never did anything. i never did anything wrong. >> o'donnell is now suspended for 30 days. the department intends to dismiss him. we also spoke with the union that is representing o'donnell. you'll hear their side of the story ahead at 4:30. we live at suv huntingdon park. they'll pay tribute to a police officer in atlantic city who died on duty.
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officer kevin wilkins accidentally shot himself while on duty six years ago. the ceremony happens in an area renamed kevin wilkins way. it's 4:04 and 31 degrees in philadelphia. an attorney for a woman convicted of an attack on a gay couple in philadelphia has asked for a resentencing. she's currently serving a five- to ten-month prison sentence for the attack. her attorney is requesting an alternative. >> i'm asking the judge that now that my client has had a taste of cell and is sitting there, if he could consider something that would deal with this. >> two other men charged in this case pleaded guilty. the judge sentenced both of them
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to probation. philadelphia police have surveillance video of two men caught on camera. in all events they drove a dark pickup with awooden ladder rack. if you have any information, cause police. we have more on the shooting of an allentown police officer. here's what we know. police tell us that the suspect opened fire on detectives serving a warrant on tuesday night and shot the officer in the arm. detectives fired back and shot the suspect. he's wanted in connection with the murder of a woman found in a see cycling bin two blocks away. police say they've identified that woman. they've not released her name because they're still contacting the family. neighbors say they often saw the suspect and female walking
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together. >> when i'd see them walking, she'd wear black slacks and black and white sneakers. when they say the woman they found in the dumpster wore black and white nikes, i thought, there it is. our city, our school. >> parents, teachers, and community leaders rally outside a school in germantown. the superintendent cently canceled a plan to make worcester school a charter school after they made significant improvements. but it was overruled and it was back on the list. >> we're tired of our school being resourced and is being used to shut down the schools after they've been
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underresourced and they say the children are not doing well. >> the frc will vote on the plan to make worcester and two other schools charter schools. single-game tickets will be available starts at 8:30 this morning. you can buy them at phillies.com, the phillies center or at the park. it's a transition year for the phils. on the field three are gone. in the dugout, pete mcammond spends his first year as a coach. and they're getting a look at how the team is coming together. >> they're going be here and this is going to be our first chance to gain exposure to the major league club and that's exciting. >> don't forget. nbc 10 is your home for the
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phillies opener, we've got you covered on monday with our welcome home phillies game. it starts right here on nbc 10. eight minutes after 4:00. it's a chilly morning. the temperatures have been falling overnight. there's a steady breeze blowing and it's going to be a breezy chilly day in spite of bright sunshine. it's the weekend. we're still on track for temperatures that will be climbing to near 60 degrees. doylestown, 30 right now with clouds moving through northeast philadelphia. it's 34 degrees. millville, clear skies and 32 this morning. the wind is blowing a few clouds through the area. you might see a flurry or two but nothing more than that this morning. you see the clouds across burke county. montgomery, bucks, and burlington in new jersey. a look at the radar shows a few flurries, not much to it and it's not going to last. we'll see sunshine today.
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partly to mostly sunny skies. definitely a chilly day for fleetwood and pennsburg, especially with the wind blowing. abington, moorestown, 35. temperatures will be in the 30s for ash lon and cape may. this is going to be the coldest day. a look at your warm up. >> thanks. let's get a look at the roadways. jessica boyington has a look at that. jessica? >> the boulevard is doing a great. you can see no problems in either direction on any of this t roadways here. they're actually pretty normal.
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ore on 295 in new jersey, around route 38, we have a 12-minute trip. 69 your average speed. people are still moving out there. still keeping it in new jersey, there is an overturned vehicle around tay lor's name. if you take mass transit, you're good to go. no problems this morning. tracy. at a delaware school call it an unscheduled lesson in hurt feelings. hear why they're apologizing over something a teacher sent home to parents. >> good morning. i'm matt delucia. are you planning to fill up your gas tank today? i'll tell you a new way thieves are trying to steal your money. that's next.
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4:13. 33 degrees outside. thieves are getting creative. now the bad guys are sort of changing their approach. nbc 10's matt delucia is live to explain what to look for before you become the next victim. matt? >> reporter: this is the notice issued to gas station owners warning them of skimming devices but probably not in the way you're hearing about. >> you would hope the manufacturer would increase the securitying make it harder to get into these things for these guys. >> here's what's happening. thieves are buying master keys or picks to get inside them to insert a small device to read
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your info. we watch as they inspected three gas stations here along street road and now they are specifically looking for these skimmers. >> this is really a growing area for credit card theft. it's really easy to install them and technology has come a long way. >> reporter: and skimmers have often been found on atms, gas pumps, anything that has a credit card reader. there have been 10 to 15 reported cases in bucks county within the past year, but none have been found inside the gas pumps like we just mentioned. but this has been a growing problem throughout the states. but consumer advocates here say they want to get ahead of this problem, let you know about it, let you know so you're aware, and keep an eye on your account. for now i'm live in bensalem, matt delucia, ten news. happening today in michigan,
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the human health services secretary is heading to michigan. she's scheduled to meet with local leaders on how flint should move forward on ongoing health concerns. the mayor has moved for quick action to replace old pipes. they're going to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an infrastructure study. a los angeles hospital used big coins to pay $17 million. they paid in bitcoins because it was the biggest way to get it back. bitcoins are hard to trace. this morning the fbi is investigating. a senior official says president obama will visit cuba next month. the white house will make a
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formal announcement later today. the countries announced in 2014 they would normalize relations following 50 years without diplomatic ties. the trip to cuba will be a trip. the last president to visit cuba was calvin coolidge in 1928. president obama will not attend the funeral on saturday for supreme court justice antonin scalia. instead he'll pay respects on friday. vice president biden will attend the funeral at the basilica of the national shrine at the immaculate conception on saturday. the president says he expects the thattet to vote on the nomination. now to decision 2016. marco rubio picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor as he fights to win that state's primary. governor nikki haley threw her support behind rubio last night.
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several candidates had sought the governor's endorsement, though, haley had long made it clear trump wouldn't get the support. she told the crowd she wanted somebody enough to work for all americans. jeb bush poidisareacted to the news. she's a great person. i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me. >> two former presidents in bush's family had spoken to haley to help win the endorsement. hillary clinton highlighted the issue of gun safety. more than 470 people have been shot this year. she vowed to work every day. she criticized bernie sanders for calling the president weak
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and she promised to build on his accomplishments. they're getting ready for the summer game bus two have posted their bids. yesterday the paris olympic committee submitted their slogan. "the power of dreams." leaders in rome made a similar motion for it. they're banking on the historic backdrop to bring the oliympics there. the vote for the host city happens in september. in maine, a flood warning expiring overnight after an ice jam caused problems. this was the scene in augusta yesterday. built up ice near the river thawed and caused water to wash over the streets. people here say they're using to dealing with the aftermath of an ice jam, but usually not until closer to spring. 19 minutes after 4:00.
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the ice is dry this morning. nothing is tag from the sky. but we have a few clouds blowing through the area. 33 degrees in philadelphia. with the wind blowing it feels like 24 degrees this morning. today you'll have to bundle up. the chill will be with us today. it's cold enough. they're back to making snow at camelback. you can see the snow blowing in that city breeze. it's now blowing in mt. pocono. that's giving us windchill readings in the 20s. 7 in mt. poconos. this is where the wind is blowing. a few scattered clouds. most of the flurries disappearing. and mostly during the day, it's going to be sunny. but that cold breeze will still be with us as we limit our temperatures into the 30s this afternoon. you'll see winds northwesterly at 18 miles an hour. that will keep us dry and sunny for today and we'll see sunshine this weekend. look at the turnaround.
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afternoon temperatures on saturday and sunday will warm into the upper 50s, closer to 60 degrees. plenty of sunshine saturday. partly sunny skies. full forecast. we'll show you how long that's going to last. tracy? >> that's crazy, bill, but good. we do have an accident to tell you about on wood haven road. jessica banaoing on the is watcg that. jessica? >> our camera is zoomed back a little bit further away. you can see the flashing lights. a tow truck has crashed. no big tie-ups. it appears to be on the shoulder right now. the eastbound sides are unaffected right now. on the schuylkill expressway.
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we're doing okay. average speeds are still out there. watching vineland, new jersey, there is an accident investigation from 1:00 this morning. on route 47 northbound at garden road, all lanes are closed and detour. tracy. >> the expanding philadelphia skyline is about to change again. hear the plan on the construction planned for the next two years. also this -- they call him the el chapo of norristown. ahead how police broke up a local heroin ring that went far beyond montgomery. at 4:21 b sure to follow twitter. tomorrow we're giving away a really special prize. follow us on twitter. we're talking details this morning. our address is right on the screen. you can read our posts. tweet us. we'll tweet you right back.
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it's 4:24. more changes are coming to the philadelphia skyline. jim kenny told us ten new hotels will be built. the city will cash in on the export business. dredging of the delaware will unlock their ability to trade. a staffer accidentally sent an e-mail to parents making fun of whiners. the e-mail came from lombardi elementary in wilmington. it had an attachment called the "hurt feelings report."
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it mocked children like is there permanent feeling damage and did it require tears. she accidentally attached it to an e-mail to parjts. the number one ranked villanova over temple. fans turned out in droves for the matchup that dates back to the early 1900s. the temple faithful hope for an upset in front of the home crowd but villanova was too much to handing. they win, 83-67. >> i've waited for this game for a long time. >> since when? >> since before christmas. >> we're excited about it. >> this is the first time we've ever been number one. >> villanova take number 1. they beat every rivalry this year. chilly morning and the wind
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is blowing to make it feel like it's in the 20s. right now, 33 degrees. coming up on 4:26. we will see some sunshine today. get your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast just ahead. jessica boyington is watching traffic in your first alert center. jesse. >> good morning, everyone. we're watching an update. westbound at thornton road where a tow truck crashed and the driver was sent toward the hospital in stable condition but you can see the accident scene. more when i come back at 4:30. and cosby fights back. next hear why the comedian's legal team is suing the woman accusing him of sexual assault.
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this philadelphia police officer is accused of beating up man behind the special victims unit. only nbc 10 talked to the man involved in the attack. he's telling his side of the story. three new jersey governors are joining to find information on the death of a prominent couple. the price is up. the state is considering hiking its gas tax. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. let's get right to bill henley. bill? >> it's a chilly start this morning. the cold in the pocono mountains is blowing toward the rest of the area. there are clouds moving through. you'll find those blowing through this morning.
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13-mile-an-hour breeze in philadelphia makes it feel like it's in the 20s while the temperature's actually one degree above freezing. coatesville, atlantic city, pottstown are dry. we'll see sunshine. the temperatures holding pretty steady to start with. 31 degrees at 6:00 and at 9:00. by lunchtime, though, even though we see bright sunshine, minimal warmup. 34 degrees. you can blame the wind out of the north-northwest at 14 miles an hour for that. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. jessica boyington following your first alert travg. >> we're starting on route 38 right now. not a lot of cars out there. roadways are dry. definitely a good thing there. no problems on the schuylkill or 95.

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